Kansas Co-Founder Robby Steinhardt Suffers Heart Attack
Kansas co-founder, former violinist Robby Steinhardt, is currently in the hospital following a heart attack on August 9th. Steinhardt, who's now 63, co-founded Kansas with Steve Walsh, and was part of the band's studio and road ensemble during its heyday from 1973 to 1982 and again from 1997 to 2006.
A message was posted of Kansas' Facebook page, filling fans in about Steinhardt's condition, reading: "On Friday Afternoon, Robby Steinhardt was admitted into a hospital due to a heart attack. At present, he is resting comfortably while awaiting a quadruple bypass operation early this coming week. The thoughts and prayers of the KANSAS band and crew are with Robby and his family. Robby has asked for his family's privacy to please be respected at this time. Due to his treatment and recovery, Robby will be unable to attend the Fan Appreciation Concert in Pittsburgh next weekend. However, all other aspects of the concert will continue as planned."